The Jawbone UP24 looks almost identical to it’s older brother. The band now comes in black and orange and both look fantastic. It’s still covered in a rubber exterior as always. The new band now feats a more textured pattern on its shell. The UP24 still features a physical button which is used for changing between Sleep Mode and regular tracking. The device is charged through a 3.5mm plug (that connects to a USB adapter) which is hidden beneath a sleek looking cap. The UP24 is slightly smaller than the previous version but it’s nothing that most people would notice.
As always, the Jawbone UP has decided to keep things extremely simply with the way it displays your current status. When you’re awake, you will see a sun icon and when you decide it’s time to sleep, the moon will appear.
The biggest change design-wise would have to be the battery life. The introduction of consistent wireless streaming means that the battery life has been slightly reduced. Jawbone advertises that it should now last around seven days and my experience with the Jawbone UP 24 has been right in line with that. I’ve used the device for nearly three weeks now and on the seventh day the device would prompt me to recharge it. It takes about 90 minutes to recharge so I never found the shorter battery life to be an issue.